He was born about 1766 based on his age in a petition to distribute his father's estate in 1780. He was the son of Johan William Gross Sr. and Susannah Zimmerman. He was a farmer and operator of a pottery works and tannery. He married Margaretha Maria Staudt about 1800 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died before 30 May 1821 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
father of Daniel b. 1800, Esther b. 1802, Joseph b. 1803, Isaac who died 1/1/1860, (all burials unknown)
Margaretha Marie Staudt Gross (1775 - 1834)
Margaret "Mary" Gross Merkel (1804 - 1872)*
David John Gross (1808 - 1864)*
Elizabeth Gross (1812 - 1815)*
John William Gross (1816 - 1877)*
" Upon a visit to this cemetery in 2002, I did not see David Gross's marker and in fact, thought it was strange that his wife was there alone. It wasn't until a few years later that I found an early 1900's article in the Kutztown "Patriot" listing everyone buried in this cemetery which included David's name & burial location that I realized he was buried here as well. Since that time, two others have visited this cemetery intent on finding his marker at the stated location and in both cases, there was no legible marker for him either there or anywhere in this cemetery. It is, therefore, assumed that David's marker no longer exists."
Saint Johns UCC Cemetery
Plot: Row 11-6, Grave 75
Maintained by: Judy Morgan
Originally Created by: Diane Gravlee
Record added: Aug 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41341413
In memory of David Gross|
Added: Jun. 11, 2014